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For questions generally relating to the unwanted permeation of water or other liquid, indoor/outdoor air, or fuel gas through a barrier designed to contain it, including identification, repair, and prevention techniques, tools and materials.

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Does air trapped in water pipe disturb the meter reading?

I have about 7 meters of PVC pipe connected to the water meter. Some of this pipe is above the meter level so some air sure gets trapped inside. Is it possible that the air in pipes expand and ...
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How can I prevent spillage from my bathtub?

Let's set the scene: The horizontal surfaces of the bathtub in my apartment are flat. We have a double shower curtain (with the waterproof bit that hangs on the inside of the tub and the fabric bit ...
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How to seal a water tap

This old water tap leaks a lot, at the area pointed at by the little red arrow. It does not leak from the spout, but from where the lever enters the housing (sorry, I'm not native english, I hope I'm ...
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How can I replace this connection? (sprinkler system)

So this connection sprung a leak sometime over the winter, I need to add tape to it or replace the connector. How can I get the metal loops off? They aren't the kind that has a screw to loosen/...
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Air Conditioner Draws a Lot of Outside Air When Door Opens

If I open a door when home ac is running, the air blowing in is very noticeable. Not so if ac is off. The air volume out the vents is also low IMO but 2 service guys said "no". In a closed system ...
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Covering damaged wood cabinet under sink

The bottom face of the wood cabinet under the kitchen sink has lots of water damage from leaks with the previous owner. I'd like to cover over this wood. However, because I also want to put in a ...
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Is this the source of my hot tub leak, or just a symptom?

Background: I have a Galbocca 2-person Plug and Play HotSpa (tm?) that I imagine is quite old. It came with the house I'm renting, so I have no idea exactly how old it is, but the company doesn't ...
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shower head has running water when off but another faucet is turned on

The shower in our first floor bathroom will flow water out of it when the bath tub faucet on the second floor is running or the washing machine on the second floor is filling. The water is cold. This ...
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Irrigation pressure vacuum assembly leaking

I am trying to dewinterize my sprinkler system the first time in a home we moved into. After turning on the water to it from the basement, the pressure vacuum assembly just outside the house was ...
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Multiple leaking faucets after a hotwater tank and PRV install. Any tricks?

My 40 gallon water heater blew and I replaced it with a tankless unit and have been slowly upgrading the plumbing lines (so they don't stick though the fist floor ceiling) and added a pressure ...
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What can I do about water leaking behind the shower tray?

Background: I've moved into a house 3 months ago that I have been renovating for a while. I have done a lot of the work myself but I left my builder to do the plumbing and tiling while I was away for ...
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Leak in wall behind push/pull bathtub faucet [duplicate]

Have a push/pull faucet for our upstairs bathtub/shower, and it recently started leaking behind the shower wall and onto the ceiling below. It appears to only leak when the faucet isn't pushed ...
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How to fix a leaking trim plate in shower

My shower leaks when water is splashed onto the trim plate around the water dial. I assume there is some sort of gasket that needs to be replaced. I do not know what any of these parts are called. ...
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How can I prevent water from seeping through grout joints of porcelain tiles on exterior deck?

A deck above living space was repaired last summer after discovering water damage below. After installing a waterproof pvc membrane manufactured by Duradeck, porcelain tiles were set. I recently ...
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Toilet tank fills after Shutoff valve is off and FluidMaster fill valve also is off

Am a newbie homeowner and trying to learn. Apologies if this has already been asked before. I was not sure if my situation is different. First problem - I have a tank bolt leak from one side of the ...
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Sealing a sprayer faucet leak?

I've had a sprayer faucet in my kitchen sink since I bought the house over 8 years ago. Somewhat recently it sprung a little leak on the right side. Today I noticed that this leak has expanded from ...
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Temporary Fix for Leaky Sink Gasket Washer - Putty?

all. I have a kitchen sink gasket that is leaking small drips between the rubber gasket/washer and the screw ring. It looks like the glue between the pieces and somewhere along the cardboard ring is ...
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Repair path - leaking bathroom drain and drywall damage

New home owner. Wife took a bath in the guest bathroom and this water damage showed up an hour later on ceiling from the first floor. I'm assuming it's the bathroom drain and removed/inspected an old/...
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Home Repair of Refrigerator Waterline

I have an 10 year old LG refrigerator (model LRFD25850ST). The white polyethylene waterline running from the refrigerator water pump up the back of the refrigerator is leaking about half-way up. It ...
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Is my propane company lying to me?

I had my propane company come to install a Tankless water heater & dryer. They changed the regulator at the tanks but didn't get a perfect flare so that junction had a very small leak. 2 months ...
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How do I plug a leak in my refrigerator's water fountain casing?

We seem to have developed a slow water leak at the bottom right edge of the casing for the water dispenser in the left door of our GE refrigerator. This is causing water to drip slowly along the front ...
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Fixing a kitchen sink pipe that is leaking

I have a pipe on the kitchen sink that is leaking as shown in the picture below: Would it be enough to just tighten the bold from where the leak starts (in which case I need to buy a pipe wrench) or ...
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Warm Floor - Water Leak?

Our kitchen floor is very warm. We don't have in-floor heating and we hear the quiet hiss of running water all the time. My fear is that a pipe has ruptured under the house and is slowly leaking hot ...
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Risk of leakage when changing open-vented to sealed-system boiler

Apologies in advance for the long post. I currently have a gravity-fed, fully-vented central-heating (CH) and hot-water (HW) system (large cold-water tank and expansion tank in the loft, hot-water ...
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Sticky faucet handle of unrecognized faucet

Does anyone recognize the brand of the faucet in the image below, so that I can attempt to disassemble and inspect parts? Secondly, the right-hand handle sticks; is hard to turn off completely, and ...
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duct tape upvc conservatory leaks

I have an old conservatory that is white upvc. Along the joints across the roof it leaks. I want to know if I can stop these leaks by putting tape like this along the joins inside (not outside) (it ...
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For my window, what's the best way to seal and insulate?

The inside: The outside: The installers gave me a window unsealed on the outside but sealed with a rubber seal on inside around the frame (windows are uPVC). After rain, the damage was done to ...
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Water seeping out of grout in exterior corner of tiled shower curb

I have a two year old tiled shower with glass enclosure. The grout is sanded grout. The exterior corner of the shower curb is leaking a small bit of water after every shower. Over time it has ...
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How to repair a faucet leaking when tap is turned on…?

I have a bathroom faucet (Pegler) with separate hot and cold taps. When I turn on one of the taps water starts slowly leaking out around the base of the tap. The faucets work fine, and there's no ...
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Leaking threaded connection to shower valve

I have a threaded joint to a shower valve that has a small leak. I used teflon tape, however the joint isn't fully sealed. Ive read on the proper technique and such so I'm not looking for how to do it ...
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wet floor in bathroom

I tiled a bath room can I get leak from the tile grout? I wake up in the morning and I find a small puddle of water by my tub. We take showers and wipe up the floor after we are done at night.
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Green crust around water heater exit pipe

As shown in the picture, I have green crust at the elbow of the copper exit pipe (I'm assuming its the exit pipe because its warm to the touch and encased in pipe insulation) coming out of the top of ...
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Water coming in through seam in bulkhead wall. How to fix?

There is a caulked seam where the bulkhead wall comes into contact with the foundation wall. It is raining outside and water is now coming in through the small cracks in this seam. It is causing the ...
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Small amount of water in chimney after rain

This morning I woke up to find water in the bottom of our chimney. We have no fire, the gas cowl is still in place, the flaunching and flashing are quite new. It's a metal cowl that is a cylinder ...
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Boiler losing pressure only when central heating is on, and only a little, leak?

I have a MAIN 30 HE boiler and it loses pressure when the heating is on, seems to be fine and no loss of pressure if the heating is not on or only use hot water. Would this indicate a leak somewhere, ...
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How to fix my leaking bathroom sink?

My bathroom sink has a slow persistent leak, and I cant get at the plumbing to fix it, because the pedestal/wall and putty are in the way. Is this a take the sink out and start again job, or is there ...
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How to approach fixing this kitchen sink faucet leak at the base

When I run a lot of water in my kitchen sink, a small amount leaks out at the base of the faucet. The first photo below shows the little pool of water and the second photo shows the whole faucet. (I ...
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Sealing a pinhole at a soldered pipe connection?

I just replaced my kitchen faucet with a new faucet that was sold-as is, in-box, from an auction. After spending hours trying to get the old faucet off (years of rust and corrosion), I installed the ...
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Honeywell Humidifier Leaking Near Overflow Tube

My humidifier is leaking. It is leaking at the drain assembly. The assembly itself has some designed openings that don't make much sense to me. The water is collecting there and dripping out slowly....
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How to remove turn-style tub overflow cover?

I've tried looking all over for a solution, but I've yet to find a solution that matches my situation. The cover I have (I think) is supposed to turn so the hole is downwards so you can remove the ...
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Ceiling leaks When it Rains, Roof Looks Good

My ceiling drips water sometimes when it rains (especially when it rains hard). It seems inconsistent though, so I think that it may have something to do with the angle at which the rain comes in. The ...
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Pipes that supply water to washing machine are constantly dripping

I've recently noticed a regular dripping sound coming from somewhere near the pipes the supply my washing machine. In that picture, the sound seems to be coming from behind the faucet on the left. ...
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How to recover from a leak

I have had a leak in my flat. It came from my ceiling (from the upstairs neighbours), and went down my wooden floor. It was not gushing, but dripping for about two days. The surveyor came and with ...
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Why is my main water supply shut off valve leaking even while closed?

While prepping to install a new kitchen faucet, I went to shut off the water supply to the house since there were no valves under the sink. I mistakenly chose to turn the city-side (gate valve) supply ...
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Can't figure out where leak is coming from

When we moved into our new house I saw a faint water spot on the ceiling and made a note to keep an eye on it. Couple of days ago the water spot appeared more noticeable and wet to the touch. Today I ...
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Can a low-flow shower head cause a leak behind the wall?

The short question is this: would a low-flow shower head cause some kind of increase in pressure to the water supply pipes that would cause a rupture and leak? The longer story is this: I removed a ...
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Can you replace valve stem packing without shutting off the faucet?

The main shutoff to my house is a 3/4" FIP, that's leaking out the valve stem... the last several times turned on and off, it has 're-sealed' itself with lime and calcium deposits, but not this time, ...
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How do I take apart an older model bathroom faucet?

I'm trying to take apart a leaky bathroom faucet. I've isolated the leak to the cold valve, but I cannot figure out how to disassemble the faucet. I've watched several helpful videos and read ...
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Gas water heater T&P valve leaks when heating

The original valve (~5yrs old) started leaking a few months ago, so I tested that I could open it manually and close it to stop the flow. But after the test it kept leaking (at that point pressure ...
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Windows Leaking Water

I have 2 hinged windows that are leaking water thru the frame when there's heavy rain and wind. And they leak the exact same way. Would I be able to stop this by caulking or could it be a larger ...